PHP File Vault 0.9 Directory Traversal / File Read Vulnerabilities

ID: 86997
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
PHP File Vault version 0.9 , remote directory traversal and read file vulnerabilty 
  A very small PHP website application which stores anonymously uploaded files and retrieves them by SHA1 hash (a fingerprint of the file which is provided after uploading). Developed for , a kanux project.
  The vulnerability exists within the fileinfo.php file of the package:
  A A A  if (empty($_GET['sha1'])) die("sha1 is required to get file info");
A A A  $sha1 = trim($_GET['sha1']);
  the 'sha1' variable is requested via the GET method. It is passed as a variable to the 'parseFileInfo' function. This function incorporates a call to
the fopen() function within PHP:
   A A A  A A A  function parseFileInfo($fi) {
A A A  A A A  $fh = fopen($fi,'r');
A A A  A A A  $fname = trim(fgets($fh));
A A A  A A A  fclose($fh);
A A A  A A A  return array($fname);
A A A  A A  }
   The parseFileInfo() function is called within the file fileinfo.php with the 'sha1' variable inside:
 A A A  A A A  if (!is_readable(FI.$sha1)) die("cannot read file info!");
A A A  A A A  list($fname) = parseFileInfo(FI.$sha1);
 A A A  A A A  readfile('head.html');
 A A A  A A A  if ($fname) echo "<h1><a href=\"/$sha1\">$fname</a></h1>";
  This is the vulnerability that allows parts of *any world readable* file to be read by a remote attacker.
 Attacks can include gathering sensitive information, .bash_history, .rhosts, /etc/passwd and so on.
  Proof Of Concept
 PoC exploit =
1-4-2 (www01)